Since its founding in 2006, Hā Kūpuna has built a fruitful relationship with our partner National Resource Centers (NRCs), the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the University of North Dakota and the National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (NRC-ANE) to serve the needs of Native Hawaiian, Native American and Alaska Native elders. We are encouraged by the variety of ways we can collaborate with one another in providing support to our native communities, in particular, the local Title VI programs we each serve.
The NRCNAA, NRC-ANE, and Hā Kūpuna collaborative on a number of projects that aim to disseminate knowledge about Native elders, including:
- Presentations at grantee and scientific meetings
- Fact sheets and data books about Native elders, using data from NRCNAA’s survey of Native elders done every 3 years.
- Manuscripts reporting on explorations of interest to all American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian elders.
Other important partners include:
The National Indian Council on Aging (NICoA)
The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative